Deploy WordPress packages by using Rackspace Cloud Orchestration


Rackspace Cloud Orchestration for Cloud Servers simplifies the process of creating a WordPress environment, either as a stand-alone server or in a multiple-server cluster.

This guide covers the process of deploying your servers and preparing them for use with WordPress, using these steps:

Deploying the servers

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. Under the Servers tab, click Orchestration.

  3. On the Stacks page, click Create Stack.

  4. Enter a name for the stack and select the region in which its servers will be created.

  5. In the Application Name list, select WordPress and then choose a stack (flavor) option.

  6. Click Next Step.

  7. Enter the administrative username and password, and the site's address with a prefix that will be used with table names in the WordPress database.

    NOTE:If you want to use SSL, select https from the Site Address drop-down box and provide your SSL certificate, private key, and an intermediate certificate (if any) for your Certificate Authority.

  8. On the Infrastructure Details page, set the number of additional web servers for the environment (if you chose a multi-server template) and select the server size for the web instance or instances.

  9. If your stack includes a separate database server, select a size for that server.

  10. Click Create Stack.

A page displaying the details of the stack appears. When the Status field displays Up, the stack is complete.

Access the servers

  1. After your stack is ready, click View n Credentials on the status screen to access login information for your new servers.

You are provided with an SSH key that you can use to access the servers in your stack as the root user, the root password for the database, and the password for the WordPress Admin user (labeled Admin Password).

For more information about using the provided SSH key to access your servers, please see Logging in with a SSH Private Key on Windowsor Logging in with a SSH Private Key on Linux and Mac.

Set up DNS

If you host your DNS with Rackspace DNS, you can now add a DNS record for your new WordPress stack. For information about adding a DNS record, please see Creating DNS Records for Cloud Servers. Point your domain to the public IP address of the load balancer that was created for you.

If you are not ready to use public DNS with WordPress, modify your desktop's Hosts file to point your domain to your new stack. For information about modifying your Hosts file, see see How do I Modify My Hosts File. Be sure to use the load balancer public IP address.

After you are finished, you can start using WordPress by navigating to the URL that you entered during the stack configuration.



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